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Camera malfunction horrible range


#1

By accident I flew my Inductrix Pro without the antenna. I did not realize it was missing since it was the short nylon sheathed wire. It must have broken off during a crash.

I soldered a dipole 5.8 ghz to it and it has a range of 20ft. I then tried to use just a single wire to it cut to the same length as the nylon sheathed wire I found after searching the living room floor. It lost signal at 10ft.

I enjoyed 200’+, horizontal before this.

I read an article that you can fry the camera not having the antenna.

But the batteries Im running are probably end of life.

I suspect camera is fried. The fpv goggles work great with my other quads.

It is the stock camera that came with the Inductrix Pro. Any upgrades?

Thanks for any help.


#2

The vtx will definitely be fried. With no antenna, the power has no place to go, so… poof! Magic smoke


#3

Yup. Running it without an antenna will fry it pretty fast. I’d just look for another 25mW camera as a replacement.


#4

Thanks for the confirmation. Got one on order. Lower profile.